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July 2, 2003

C.V. Starr Foundation Establishes Scholarship Fund at Gallaudet

From: Gallaudet - Jul 2, 2003

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mike Kaika, Director of Media Relations

Phone: 202-651-5050


C.V. Starr Foundation Establishes Scholarship Fund at Gallaudet

Washington, DC—The C.V. Starr Foundation of New York, N.Y. recently awarded Gallaudet University a $250,000 grant to establish the C.V. Starr Scholarship Fund and each year, the Foundation will contribute to the Fund.

Money from the fund will be awarded on an annual basis based upon the scholarship needs of the University as determined by the Provost in consultation with the President.

The C.V. Starr Foundation was established in 1955 by Cornelius Vander Starr who founded the American International family of insurance and financial service companies, now known as American International Group, Inc. It makes grants in a number of areas including education, medicine and healthcare, public policy, human needs, culture, and the environment. In 2001, the Starr Foundation made a $500,000 gift toward the Student Academic Center.

"We are extremely pleased the C.V. Starr Foundation has established a Scholarship Fund at Gallaudet," said Catherine Sweet-Windham, executive director of Development. "This scholarship fund will help students in need of financial assistance to reach their goal of receiving a top quality education and become productive leaders in the field of deafness in the future."

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